Madas, Culver cross country run at district meet
The Madras and Culver cross country seasons have come to an end.
Madras saw freshman Hannah MacDuffee finish in fourth place with a time of 22 minutes, 41.50 seconds during the Tri-Valley District meet in Estacada Oct. 30.
MacDuffee was the only female runner for the Lady Buffalos. Estacada (17), Corbett (50) and Molalla (58) finished in the top three during the district meet.
MacDuffee qualified for the state meet at Lane Community College in Eugene Nov. 9. She was the lone runner for Madras and finished the meet with a time of 21:58.50, placing 58th for the Buffalos.
On the boys' sideat district, junior Grayson Symons was the first White Buffalo to cross the finish line. Symons placed 11th for Madras with a time of 18:52.61. Freshman Robert Warner placed 19th with a time of 19:26.94, while senior Leander Smith was right behind him with a time of 19:37.06, finishing in 20th place.
Molalla (33), Gladstone (38) and Estacada (70) finished in the top three at the Tri-Valley District meet. Madras placed fourth as a team, with 108 points.
The Culver cross country team traveled to Lebanon for its 3A/2A/1A-SD 2 Championship meet.
Sophomore Evan Powell was the first boy to cross the finish line for the Bulldogs. He finished in 24th place with a time of 19:11.40. Junior Jacob Horat had a time of 19:17.70, placing 28th for the Bulldogs.
The boys cross country team finished in 10th place at the meet with 294 points. East Linn Christian was the first-place team with 60.
For the Lady Dawgs, Kiana Webb had a time of 26:46.20 to finish in 67th place and right behind her was Jasmine Doughtery, finishing in 68th place (27:05.10). Central Linn was the team to claim gold, finishing the meet with 70 team points.
"We started with 10 runners and we ended with 10 runners," head Culver cross country coach Carter Spear said. "No one quit, so we were stoked about that. The kids ran hard and competed hard all year. The biggest change I hope they understand is, in order to do really well is to start a winning culture. I think they started that this year, starting to grasp and understand the winning culture. A lot of them are already talking about changing their summer workouts and running a bunch more, so they can be ready."
"They were disappointed, I think," he said. "Happy with their progress, but disappointed in their finishes at districts. Our top male runners wanted to finish under 19 minutes, but couldn't quite get there. I think they understand what it takes to have a winning culture."
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